- College of Engineering expands Summer Academy
- Haggerty Museum of Art exhibitions run through next week
- OIE International Friendship Program looking for participants
- Volunteers needed for MS and bone mineral density study
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of July 7
1. College of Engineering expands Summer Academy
The College of Engineering has expanded its Summer Academy with a class for young girls interested in engineering and problem-solving.
The Summer Academy offers kids as young as six the chance to design and program robots, experiment with polymers and build electrical circuits and balloon-powered cars.
“Engineering… it’s a girls’ thing!” for ages 6 to 12 will run July 14 to 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. Girls team up to work cooperatively and experience engineering problem-solving activities.
Registration is also still open for a special week-long program for elementary mathematics teachers. “A Combined Approach for Teaching Elementary Mathematics” July 14 to 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. daily, demonstrates how teachers can use textbooks and LEGO Robotics to teach all learning styles of students.
Call 8-6720 for more information.
2. Haggerty Museum of Art exhibitions run through next week
The Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art’s Caras Vemos, Corazones no Sabemos: Faces Seen, Hearts Unknown, The Human Landscape of Mexican Migration exhibition explores experiences of migration through contemporary visual art and will be held until July 13. Re-seeing the Collection features works from the museum’s vast permanent collection, including Old Masters from the Haggerty, Portraits of Women until July 13 and Roy Lichtenstein Prints until Aug. 17.
3. OIE International Friendship Program looking for participants
The Marquette International Friendship Program is a new initiative designed by the Office of International Education to create year-long “friendship matches” between Marquette’s international students and Marquette and Milwaukee community members. The intent is to encourage community friends to meet with students once a month to learn about each other’s culture and enjoy leisure activities. The program does not involve home-stays. Families and individuals are encouraged to apply.
Participants are needed for the 2008-2009 academic year. The application form is available online and at the Office of International Education, AMU 425. Applications should be e-mailed to Blake Ward, international marketing and communications coordinator, by Friday, Aug. 22.
4. Volunteers needed for MS and bone mineral density study
Researchers at Marquette and the Medical College of Wisconsin are recruiting volunteers age 18 to 55 to participate in a study to help understand the relationship between bone mineral density and multiple sclerosis. Volunteers with and without MS are needed.
All volunteers will receive a bone scan. Two or three visits may be required. All procedures will take place at Marquette, except that volunteers with MS will need to schedule an additional screening at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is funding the study.
Call 8-6257 for more information.
This study has been approved by Marquette’s Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects. For more information about research participant rights, contact the Office of Research Compliance at 8-7570.
5. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of July 7
• With the end of Summerfest, the Interchange will return to full-scale interchange construction activities and closures, including 11th Street between Wisconsin Avenue and Tory Hill and Lot-J until 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 9.
• Westbound Clybourn/ Tory Hill/ Michigan from 8th to 16th streets will be closed for about two weeks. Eastbound Clybourn/ Tory Hill/ Michigan from 8th to 16th streets will remain open, but only a single lane. After two weeks, the eastbound roadway will close and the westbound roadway will open with a single lane.
• All remaining portions of the new interchange will open by Aug. 30, making the interchange fully operational, ahead of schedule and under budget. Various work, such as landscaping and staining concrete, will continue late into the year.
For more information, visit the Marquette Interchange update Web site.
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